Southport

Astronomy

Day of meetingMonthly, 4th Wednesday
Time7:00 - 9:00
VenueThe Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Falkland Road (off Scarisbrick New Road)
Leader Bob Mount
Telephone01704 809292
Click the link to email:Astronomy leader

Following government advice on group meetings the leader, with the approval of group members, has decided that the group will not hold meetings for the foreseeable future.

Astro Group activities include:

  • presentations and discussions on every aspect of astronomy
  • star gazing and observing with telescopes (weather dependent of course)
  • sessions on the purchase and use of telescopes
  • visits to observatories and planetariums
  • evening talks at nearby universities
  • visits to astronomy fairs

No technical knowledge or observing equipment is required. The purpose of the group is to learn about all aspects of Astronomy and the universe around us. If you decide to purchase a telescope or binoculars sound advice will be given on the most suitable equipment to match your needs and budget.

There is some limited car parking space at the Bridge Club, otherwise on Queens Road. A hot drink and biscuits are available.

------- ESSENTIAL WEB LINKS for the astronomer -----------------------------------

  • SpaceWeather. A website giving daily updates on interesting events going on up there. Includes sunspot count, solar and lunar eclipses, occultations and other fascinating topics. Want to know when there's a chance of catching those aurorae or a noctilucent cloud display? This site will help you.
  • NASA website. The website for all things in space exploration. Be sure to visit the Galleries section!
  • NASA Eclipses. Here you will find a table leading to full details of past and upcoming solar and lunar eclipses. Tells you where you may have to travel to for the best viewing experience. Eclipse predictions are by the renowned Fred Espenak, NASA/GSFC Emeritus.
  • Met Office forecast. Find out if you should dust off the 'scope tonight.

Click to view ASTRONOMY PICTURE GALLERY

Dates for your Diary
Tue Oct 12th How Big is the Universe?
A ZOOM talk by Bob Mount.
Thu Oct 21st Northern Stars and Constellations
A live talk by Bob Mount.
Tue Nov 9th New Horizons Mission
A ZOOM talk by Rick Tyres of the Southport Astronmical Society.
Wed Nov 24th Astronomy on Safari
A live talk by Dr Steve Barrett of Liverpool University.
Tue Jan 11th 2022 The Lifetime of a Star
A ZOOM talk by Bob Mount.
Wed Jan 26th 2022 Isaac Newton
A live talk by Bob Mount.
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Coach Trips Coffee Morning
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Drama Egyptology
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French Fringe Poetry U3A
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